I tend to get fits of loud, annoying hiccups. Getting rid of them is the fun part. I'm not going to attempt to explain how these get rid of hiccups, but my theory is that it takes your mind off of the hiccups. These are some of my favorite tricks.
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Hold Their Ears
Have a friend place their palms onto your ears and apply pressure. At the same time, drink from a glass of water. My grandfather started using this trick on my when I would get hiccuping fits at his house.
Drink From a Cup Upside Down
My highschool yearbook advisor told me about this one and I still don't know if I ever quite figured it out. If anything they'll have fun figuring out how to do it.
Ask Them an Obscure Question
I had a fit of hiccups at track practice recently and my teammate asked me, "What did you get for Christmas when you were in third grade?"
I thought about it and of course I didn't know, which I told him.
Then he asked, "How are your hiccups?"
Tell Them to Hiccup on Command
Ask them to hiccup on command. "Hiccup! Do it now! Why can't you hiccup?! Do it now, I say!"
Then if none of these work, tell them they just might be on their way to breakig the record for the longest fit of hiccups ever, which is held by Charles Osborne. Charles had his hiccups for 68 years. In that case - Cheer em on!
Information on Charles Osborne obtained here: http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/long44.html
This is the first of stories, games, and other useful information that I'm compiling into a notebook. Mainly just useful things about or for kids that I don't want to forget.